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Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc.,
Marines of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, while under
heavy ﬁreﬁght with NVAs within the DMZ on Operation Hickory
III, carry one of their fellow Marines to the H-34. – July 29, 1967
Poetry by J.K. Kavanaugh
PG. 3 PG. 6
Remembering Ted Ives Election Results
TOGETHER THEN...TOGETHER NOW
I am writing this late as I have Agency, Tom Cray and Peter Blind created a rush in getting out all of
President’s Message been overwhelmed with school
work, a cold that has lasted for three
from the VOC, Dan Ryan, Robert
VanKeuren, and Kathleen Hidder
the invitations but Pam and Cindy
worked extra hard to get it done
weeks, a part-time job, working from the Canandaigua VA. The and still handle all of the logistics
with the organization on the new first show will air on Irondequoit of the awards and the dinner plan-
TV show and the Annual Dinner public access by the end of April. ning. Thanks to both of you for
with Pam Holmes, our adminis- We will be getting a copy of the your extra efforts. Hopefully we
trative assistant, and searching for first show, which was taped last will have another big turnout.
a full-time job. As I mentioned at Wednesday, in two weeks. I will The toughest thing for me to
the last membership meeting, this be able to give you a better idea of talk about is the health status of
will probably be my last year as the time and place the show will our members. Yesterday we buried
president as I need to slow down Ted Ives, a long-time Marching
and readjust my priorities. I will Much of my efforts this last Unit member and a very good and
continue to give it my all over this brave man. He showed tremendous
last year and will focus on trying month has been spent courage over the last months of his
to encourage and mentor new working on the public access fight with cancer and provided all
individuals to take over in 2006. It of us with a path to follow as we
has been a great experience for me TV show that the chapter pass on. The struggle for me and
and I must attribute the success of is sponsoring. Gary Smith most members is the number of
this organization to all of the many members currently battling a simi-
volunteers who continue to help is the producer, and Nancy lar battle as Ted’s: Dutch DeWolf,
make a difference. King (VA outpatient Clinic) Rick Switzer, John Lennox, John
Much of my efforts this last Hrankowski, Bev Prinzing, Wally
month has been spent working and Kathleen Ryan (member Gekoski, Mick Cole, and several
on the public access TV show that of Chapter 20) are working others whose cancer is in remis-
the chapter is sponsoring. Gary sion. It is so important that each
Smith is the producer, and Nancy with Gary to handle the of us stay on top of our health
King (VA outpatient Clinic) logistics and line up speak- and get regular checkups through
and Kathleen Ryan (member of our doctor or the VA. It is also
Chapter 20) are working with ers, provide a bulletin board important to think about living
Gary to handle the logistics and of contacts and develop a wills and health care proxies to
line up speakers, provide a bulletin avoid the situation that recently
board of contacts and develop a list of Veterans Tips to be occurred in Florida and make it
list of Veterans Tips to be used on used on the show. easier on our families. If any of
the show. My wife, Joanne, and you have not received “Paper Safe”
Dave Hooker have provided all of be available in the next month or from the National AVVA, please
the pictures that will be used on two. do so. It will help you organize
the show and the flags for the set Joanne and I had the good your records and provide for your
were donated by the VOC. Also, fortune of visiting her son in family’s safety. This is not meant
the pictures on the wall in the Washington, D.C., recently, and to be a lecture but a request. I ask
background are those of Mr. Don Joanne was able to take pictures you all to pray for our veterans
Haefele (deceased). The pictures of all the different war memorials, overseas and especially for all our
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were donated to us by his wife which we will try to share with all members and their families with
Shirley. Don has two sons who of you. health issues. I wish you all a great
are Vietnam veterans. In addition, The Annual Dinner came up month and look forward to see-
we have received valuable sup- much faster than usual because it ing you at the Annual Dinner. As
port in content for the show from has been scheduled right after the always, God Bless.
2 Jim Carra of the Veterans Service Annual Meeting. The short time Nelson
Free Fire Zone
Ted Ives, a Marine Corps veteran and long-
time member of Chapter 20’s Marching Unit,
passed away on April 4, 2005, after a long illness.
In parades, Ted always wore a picture of himself
standing in front of an Ontos, an armored vehicle
which saw service in Vietnam. In recognition of
his many faithful years of service to Chapter 20,
a diorama was constructed showing Ted standing
next to an Ontos. It took the bidding skills of a
chapter member over several months to get an
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Ontos plastic model kit on eBay. The diorama was
built by chapter member and model builder Cecil
Young. The diorama will be a permanent part of
Chapter 20’s traveling display and will be shown
at air shows, museums, mall appearances, veterans’
gatherings, and other events. 3
Marching Unit meeting will be held on April 23 May 30, at 1:00 PM at the
Front and Center Ray Melens, Commander at Ira. I will report to you in next
month’s Between the Lines on any
Vietnam Veterans Memorial in
Highland Park. We need name
Unfortunately, I have to start important changes or discussions readers as well as Marching Unit
this month’s report with some pertaining to the Unit as well as members. Please get in touch
sad news. I received word very the 2005 parade season sched- with me as soon as you can if you
early this morning from Brian ule. You will be able to view the wish to participate.
Ives, Ted’s son, that Ted had Our parade season will
passed away. I can only try to officially start with this year’s
tell you how angry and betrayed I just want to say that Lilac Parade. It’s scheduled for
I feel right now, angry with our all in the Marching Unit Saturday, May 14, with a 10:30
government for spraying Agent AM start time. Formation will
Orange on us and then trying to will sorely miss Ted. He be in the usual area on Science
deny its effects. I feel betrayed was always up front with Pkwy. The next parade will be
because our own government, the Irondequoit Memorial Day
that put us in harm’s way, can us (marching with the parade on Sunday, May 29, at
so blatantly deny everything. banner) and in almost 5:30 PM, and formation will be
They have done the same thing in the Titus Avenue and Hudson
with our POW/MIA’s. Don’t get every parade season he Avenue area. Then on Monday,
me wrong. I love our country had perfect attendance, May 30, is the downtown
with all my heart and I would Memorial Day parade. The start
defend her again in an instant. even while battling his time for this parade is 10:30 AM
But please consider what you are illness, just like the proud and formation will take place
doing to those that defend our on East Avenue and Strathallan
country and us with their lives Marine that he was. I will Park. This is the only parade
and what effects will occur later miss Ted and his smile and that ALL Vietnam Veterans and
on in their lives. Ted and many their children or grandchildren
other veterans should never have the silliness that was Ted. can march in with us. So if you
had to suffer the way he did for I will have a hard time know someone who is a Vietnam
more than seven years. Enough Veteran that is not a member,
of that! I just want to say that all replacing him on carrying ask him or her to join us on
in the Marching Unit will sorely the banner. Ted, my friend, Memorial Day and get his or her
miss Ted. He was always up front Welcome Home.
with us (marching with the ban- rest in peace and always The Honor Guard will meet
ner) and in almost every parade remember us as we this month on the evening of the
season he had perfect attendance, membership meeting at 7:00 PM
even while battling his illness, will carry your memory upstairs at Ira. Anyone interested
just like the proud Marine that in our hearts forever. in joining is welcome to attend,
he was. I will miss Ted and his and anyone that may want to
smile and the silliness that was SEMPER FI, Marine! address the Honor Guard also is
Ted. I will have a hard time welcome.
replacing him on carrying the parade schedule on the Chapter’s Until next month...........
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banner. Ted, my friend, rest in web page. Just go to www.vva20. AT EASE!!!!!!!!
peace and always remember us org and go to the Marching Unit
as we will carry your memory in link.
our hearts forever. SEMPER FI, Volunteers are still needed
for the annual Memorial Day
4 The Marching Unit’s annual ceremony to be held on Monday, As this went to press, Chapter
20’s membership is now over our membership, the
Front and Center
425 people. We can all give greater good we
ourselves a pat on the back for The membership incentives can do for
this achievement. Thanks to continue into the New Year: all veter-
everyone for your perseverance ans.
and we set a new goal for 2005: The
75 new members! All new members committee
The membership incentives will also be
continue into the New Year:
and anyone who spon- continuing the
All new members and any- sors a new member “Membership
one who sponsors a new member Meeting” give-
will receive his or her choice
will receive his or her aways. Everyone
of chapter gear: a baseball cap choice of chapter gear: a who attends a
and t-shirt, or a professional golf membership meeting will be eli-
shirt. All items carry
baseball cap and gible to enter the drawing for
the Chapter’s logo t-shirt, or a professional a free one-year membership;
embroidered on life members have their choice
golf shirt. All items of chapter gear. Meetings give
In addi- carry the Chapter’s everyone the chance to make
tion, anyone who new friends and visit with old
sponsors three or
logo embroidered on it. ones, so come on down and
more new members will receive enjoy the camaraderie. Until
a beautiful stadium jacket with In addition, anyone who next time, have a great month!!
the Chapter insignia patch on
the lapel, retail value of over sponsors three or more
$300.00. new members will receive a
Congratulations to Sheri
Corona, Dick D’Imperio, Marlin beautiful stadium jacket with 2005
Plymette and Cecil Young for the Chapter insignia patch VVA CHAPTER 20
their outstanding efforts! Each
one of these persons sponsored on the lapel, retail value of M e m b e rs h i p M e e t i n g s
three or more new members and over $300.00. 2nd Thursday of the month
received a jacket. Way to go!!
With that said, I would like at 7:30 pm
challenge each and every Chapter Congratulations to Sheri (unless otherwise noted)
at the Ira Jacobson Post
member: sponsor at least one Corona, Dick D’Imperio,
new member this year. If every
member sponsors one new mem- Marlin Plymette and May 12
ber, we can double our member- Cecil Young for their July 7
ship. There will be recruiting
material available at every meet- outstanding efforts! Each No August meeting
ing, including VVA 20 pam- one of these persons
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phlets which include member- October 13
ship applications and “Veterans sponsored three or more November 10
No December meeting
Wanted” posters. I will be avail- new members and received
able at the next membership Steak Roast - Aug. 20
meeting to address any questions a jacket. Way to go!!
or concerns. I believe the larger
Holiday Party - Dec. 5
Canandaigua Medical Center tem and address their unique
tion ! and Rochester Outpatient
mental health needs. The task
force is also familiar with risks,
Clinic Iraq/Afghan Returning exposures and the unique medi-
E es Veteran Task Force
cal conditions that returning
veterans are presenting with at
R The VA Rochester Out-
When a veteran seeks care
patient Clinic (ROPC) and at the VA or ROPC, he/she is
Canandaigua VAMC have an registered though the Veterans
results of the vote held Iraq/Afghan Returning Veteran Service Center (VSC) and
on April 14, 2005 Task Force working to take care assigned a case manager to assist
of the needs them through
of our new- the VA system.
2nd Vice President est veterans. This task force is trained Case manage-
These veterans to help the returning vet- ment can be
Rich Isaman are entitled to as simple as
2 years of free erans maneuver the VA a few tele-
health care system and address their phone calls
Board of Directors for medical or or as complex
mental health unique mental health needs. as helping
Pete Galle conditions that The task force is also connect the
Tom Gleason MAY be relat-
ed to their ser-
familiar with risks, expo- community
Skip Snell vice in Iraq or sures and the unique medi- services, mak-
Afghanistan. ing appoint-
You may cal conditions that return- ments and
New Nominating see the acro- ing veterans are presenting providing
nym OIF or supportive
Committee OEF, both of with at appointments. counseling.
Nelson Peck which relate to The case man-
the returning veterans. agers work with the core team
Chuck Macaluso OIF – Operation Iraqi members and POC’s to coordi-
Freedom nate veteran care. The core team
Tom Puff OEF – Operation Enduring members are specially trained
Meg Lewczyk Freedom staff who are aware of the issues
The Iraq/Afghan Returning and problems unique to return-
Skip Snell Veteran Task Force is also known ing veterans from the Persian
as the OEF/OIF Combat Veteran Gulf area.
Sheri Corona Team. This team is made up of
the Clinical Point of Contact Clinical Point of Contact
(POC), Administrative Point of Pamela Wright, LMSW
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Contact, case managers and core 585-393-8154
team members from Behavioral
Health and Outpatient Medical Administrative Point
Services. This task force is of Contact
trained to help the returning Debby James, RN
6 veterans maneuver the VA sys- 585-393-7347
You and Your Family are Cordially Invited...
to a Special Open House Welcoming our Returning
Troops and Honoring All Those Who Have Served
DATE: June 11, 2005
TIME: 12:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
PLACE: VA Rochester Outpatient Clinic
465 Westfall Rd., Rochester, NY
Information will be available regarding the following:
• Veterans Service Organizations
• Reiki Therapy
• Enrollment Information & Veterans Beneﬁts
• Primary Care
• Blood Pressure & Depression Screenings
• Vet Center
• Local colleges and universities
• Women Veterans Services
• Door Prizes, Give-Aways and more
Enjoy soda, coffee and home-baked goods, compliments of our volunteers.
For more information, call (585) 463-2687 or (585) 393-7348
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Marching Unit/Honor Guard Dinner Dance Awards
Reflecting back on January’s Marching Unit/Honor Guard Dinner Dance: it was a fun event with
good vittles, good music, and great laughs. And a big thanks and a huge kudos to my fellow committee
members: Ray (our fearless leader), Wally (Dog), and Tom Gleason.
At this time I would like to thank the following businesses for their support and the donations con-
tributed; their contributions helped in making our event a success:
4th Section Road Hilton, NY
4th Section Road
Brockport, NY DICKY DEE’S
Lake Road S.
Penfield Road Rochester, NY
GORDY’S Penfield, NY
GARAGE Bay Town Plaza
Ling Road Webster, NY
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PICKEL’S SUBS Penfield Road Spencerport Road
Rochester, NY Penfield, NY Gates, NY
Thank you to Giuseppe’s for donating five gift certificates for the Dinner Dance, and
to Dick D-Imperio for securing these certificates. Thank you to everyone who contributed
their time and efforts and made the Honor Guard Dinner Dance a huge success!
Homemade Cheese Gnocchi
Italian Style Tripe
Greens & Beans
Hot & Cold Sandwiches
Giuseppe’s Monday – Thursday
& Dinner Mon., Tues. & Wed. All Day Long
Mon.-Thurs. 11am-2pm All-You-Can-Eat
Fri. & Sat.
Pizza Buffet PASTA
all you can eat Dine-in only
11am-9:30pm; Pizzas, Wings, Pastas, including bread & butter, salad,
Sun. 4pm-9pm Roasted Potatoes & Garden Salad 2 meatballs or 2 sausage
(ﬁrst serving only)
Fish Fry • White Clam Sauce
Fish Parmigiana • Broiled Fish Est. 1927
plus many more Seafood & Italian Specialties
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40 Spencerport Rd.
All Dishes Available For Take Out Formerly FWS Plaza
429-6540 • 426-3397
Ask Your Server About Our Daily Specials
Dry Mouth J. K. Kavanaugh
J. K. Kavanaugh, who served with the
U.S. Army in Vietnam, is a life member of VVA. Silent dry drool.
Cracks or splash
Crickets and frogs
Hide from both sides.
Move the dead.
Dak To, South Vietnam. An infantry patrol moves up to assault the last Viet Cong position after an
attempted overrun of the artillery position by the Viet Cong during Operation Hawthorne. – June 7, 1966
Veterans, the following businesses have referred and participated
in support of the VVA Chapter 20 Car Donation Program.
Please return the support by recommending and using their business!
— Cindy Rowley, Administrative Manager,VVA 20 Car Donation Program, LLC
MARCO WHEEL FERRELS GARAGE WADE’S AUTOMOTIVE
SERVICE 365 University Avenue DIAL-A-TIRE, INC.
525 West Avenue Rochester, NY 14607 111 S. Main Street
Rochester, NY 14611 454-5649 Fairport, NY 14450
235-0565 Thank you, Paul! Thank you, Marcy!
Thank you, Jeff!
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2445 Rochester Road, Route 332
Canandaigua, NY 14424
10 Thank you, Dan Staversky!
An aerial view of the Viet
Cong infested Tay Ninh
Province 45 miles northwest
of Saigon. – October 3, 1962.
the J. K. Kavanaugh
Far from home today
And all my love
One mile in the sky
Leaving pleasure life
While friends stay.
Looking down below me Approaching to see
Peaceful white clouds Mortar holes
And ocean’s blue dye. War town be.
I’m filled with fear Sensuality has past
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Something new to come Landing into Saigon
Controversy lives below Heat hitting me fierce
Bringing misery to some. Future pray come fast.
Vietnam Veterans of America Vietnam Veterans of America
CHAPTER 20 Car Donation, LLC
THRIFT STORE, CHAPTER 20, LLC
1199 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14609
9:00am - 5:00pm
Call 224-8484 Car Donations 8:30am - 5:00pm
Truck Pick-up: 9am - 4:30pm (weather permitting)
~ Delivery Available ~
Truck Pick-up #482-8016
Thrift Store #482-8036
Where Being a Part All donations go to the Thrift
is What Brings Us Together Store at the address above.
★ Body Parts
SERVICE FOR HARD
TO FIND SENATOR
★ Gas Tanks JOSEPH E. ROBACH
COAST TO COAST
★ And More
101 DAY WARRANTY ON ALL USED PARTS
NEW RADIATORS AT
FREEDOM FLAG CO., INC.
419 Embury Rd. Rochester, NY 14625
424-1200 (585) 671-0624
2996 West Henrietta Rd.
1/4 Mile North of Marketplace Mall
Flagpoles and Accessories
Flags - USA & International
Installation & Repair
Custom Banners / Flags
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The only store where you can buy America’s Flag from America’s Veterans.
BARBARA ALAIMO PATRICE CORLETTA REDDY
WILLIAM Veteran owned and operated
Retail Sales Assistant
Director of Retail Operations Operating Ofﬁcer
Treasurer & Chief full service FLAG company.
455 South Avenue Tel: 585-546-FLAG Serving the area for 20 years.
Rochester, NY 14620 Fax: 585-546-5978
A project of the Veterans Outreach Center, Inc.
DAVID J. KAUFMAN POST #41
JEWISH WAR VETERANS
THE OLDEST ACTIVE VETERANS
SUPPORTS THE VIETNAM VETS
LARRY SCHULMAN, QUARTERMASTER, 271-6967
Chapter 179 Rochester, NY
Adjutant/Cfo...Lawrence N. Izzo
Sgt. At Arms...Ed Weeks
Welfare Officer... Anthony Giralico
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Medals, Badges, Patches, Ribbons, Caps C.M.
Clothing, Boots, Gear, Buckles, Flags,
Award Cases, Military Rings and Watches Gifts and Militaria
Plumbing & Electrical
Installation & Repairs
Charles Rabidoux 497 Stone Road Pager 585.277.8288
USMC 1957-61 Rochester, NY 14616
2nd Mar. Div. (585) 865-7370 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Formerly: Problem Pregnancy
Help Center, Inc.
3252 Lake Avenue
Rochester NY 14612-5449
Work done at Ira Jacobson and the VVA Thrift Store
MAKE A CONNECTION
We’re building lists of available members
to participate in occasional events:
Attend a funeral for a fellow Veteran
Work on a committee to create phone/email tree for improved communication
Help with occasional Chapter Gear inventory and/or sales
Staff an information table at various events
Participate at school, scouting or other presentations
This is an opportunity to help without a routine commitment.
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Can you find some time to help in any of these endeavors?
Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Kathy Stone,
at 663-5638 or email@example.com,
or call the VVA Chapter 20 Office at 482-7396.
Maj. Hugh Shoults, an operations officer for Task Force Dragon, XVIII Airborne Corps, in Iraq,
is the third generation of Shoults to carry this particular bugle into a combat zone. The tradi-
tion began with his grandfather, who carried it into battle during World War I. The major’s
father and uncle later carried the bugle into battle in World War II and then Vietnam. Shoults,
38, hails from Spokane, Wash.
Two National Cemeteries
EC H O TA P S H O TA P S EC H O TA P S
On May 21, 2005, there will be an attempt to connect two national cemeter-
ies with a line of buglers playing Taps. This unique tribute to our veterans will require
600 buglers to form an audible connection between Woodlawn National Cemetery
in Elmira, New York, and Bath National Cemetery in Bath, New York, a distance of
Individuals and organizations are asked to participate to honor our veterans, raise
awareness of the need for buglers to play military burial honors for those who have
served and passed, and establish a Guinness world record.
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All are invited to be part of this event as a player or volunteer. Additional details
are available for your band, corps, or organization at www.echotaps.org, or e-mail
Echotaps2@WMconnect.com, or phone 607-937-5619.
Players are only required to play one rendition of Taps.
Peter M Galle with the exception of the coin practice military courtesy...
Front and Center Email: PGALLE5000@aol.com machines in the casual and cadre
clubs is not authorized... Mail Service
Landline: (585) 272-9873
During your stay with the Out-going: There are three
This should be interesting read- 90th Replacement Battalion areas where outgoing mail can
ing for those of us who passed the only authorized uniform is be deposited... Letter mail, post
through replacement compa- fatigues, boots, and field caps. cards, magnetic voice tapes to the
nies. The fatigue jacket will be worn USA, its possessions, and all U.S.
inside the trousers and trousers Military APO numbers, is mailed
http://www.allanfurtado.com/ properly bloused. Shirt sleeves free provided the word “Free” is
90threplacementbattalion.html will either be worn down, or written in the upper right hand
rolled neatly above the elbow. corner of the envelope in place of
Casual personnel will shave the postage stamp... On the upper
Welcome to the 90th daily, keep a neat haircut, and left hand corner of the enve-
General Information You are now at the 90th Replacement Battalion, which is
You are now at the 90th located approximately 22 miles northeast of Saigon. It is
Replacement Battalion, which is
located approximately 22 miles part of a huge U. S. complex known as Long Binh Post,
northeast of Saigon. It is part which has recently become the home of Headquarters,
of a huge U. S. complex known
as Long Binh Post, which has United States Army Vietnam...Since all casual personnel are
recently become the home of on stand-by for shipment at all times, and in view of
Headquarters, United States
Army Vietnam... the fact that the entire area immediately adjacent to the
Since all casual personnel compound is OFF-LIMITS, all casual personnel are restrict-
are on stand-by for shipment
at all times, and in view of ed to the limits of the compound during their stay.
the fact that the
entire area imme-
diately adjacent to
the compound is
are restricted to the
limits of the com-
pound during their
games of chance
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exchange of money,
Map of the 90th
lope you must put your RANK, serves all incoming replacements
NAME, SERVICE NUMBER, You MUST exchange ALL E-6 and below...
PERSONAL MAIL SECTION, Mess hall number one serves
APO SAN FRANCISCO 96599 U.S. currency (Greenbacks) all stateside returnees, incoun-
as a return address or the mail and coins (except pennies), try transients, officer replace-
will go postage due. Do not use ments and NCO replacements
the 90th Replacement Battalion money orders and travelers in grades E-7 and above...
as a return address. This will checks for Military Payment Officers may eat in either
only delay your return mail. Wait mess hall number one or in the
until you reach your new unit of Certificates (MPC)...It is ille- Officers Club...
assignment before using a per- gal to possess greenbacks Religious Services –
manent return address. Protestant: General
In-coming: Check the mail in Vietnam; possession is Protestant Worship Services
room (in back of quonset num- punishable by court-mar- are held each Sunday at 0930
ber four) twice each day for any hours. In addition, Communion
mail that may have been for- tial. It is recommended Services are held on the first
warded to you. Check once at that personnel purchase a Sunday of each month after the
approximately 1100 hours and regular services.
again at 1800 hours... small amount of piasters Catholic: Roman Catholic
(Vietnamese currency) for Mass and Confessions are held
Currency Exchange each Sunday at 1030 hours
You MUST exchange ALL use in the Vietnamese con- and weekdays at 0645 hours.
U. S. currency (Greenbacks) and cessions on the compound. Catholic Confessions are also
coins (except pennies), money held each Saturday from 1900
orders and travelers checks for hours until 2000 hours.
Military Payment Certificates Movies for EM are shown All Religious Services are
(MPC). This is required by held in mess hall number three,
MACV Directive 37-6. It is each evening in the main directly across from mess hall
illegal to possess greenbacks in formation area of the 18th number two.
Vietnam; possession is punish- Post Exchange: The 90th
able by court-martial. It is rec- Replacement Company at Replacement Battalion PX is
ommended that personnel pur- 1930 hours. Immediately one of the finest in Vietnam.
chase a small amount of piasters You are invited to come in and
(Vietnamese currency) for use preceding the feature pre- fulfill your shopping needs...
in the Vietnamese concessions sentation, a 40 minute Officers Club: The
on the compound. Barber, laun- Officers Club is located directly
dry, and tailoring service must orientation film “A Nation across the street from Officers
be paid for with piasters. The Builds Under Fire” will be Processing...
exchange rate is 118 piasters per Casual NCO Club: Casual
1 American dollar. The mini- shown. This film is manda- NCO’s in grade E-6 and above
mum amount that may be pur- tory for all casual person- may utilize the NCO section of
chased is $5.00 = 590 piasters. the Ponderosa Club...
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This amount should be suffi- nel. A movie will also be Casual EM Club
cient for your stay at the 90th shown nightly at 1930 (Ponderosa): Casual person-
Replacement Battalion. nel in grades E-5 and below
hours for officers in the may utilize the Ponderosa Club,
Facilities officer orientation building. which serves soft drinks, sand-
Mess: Mess hall number two cont’d on p. 20 17
Volunteer for the AIRShow!
Have Fun and Help Veterans Outreach Center!
Veterans Outreach Center is the charity of record
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for the 2005 Thunderbirds Air Show!
Contact Sheri Whyte today at VOC - 546-1081 or firstname.lastname@example.org
18 if you can volunteer to work at the Air Show June 11th or 12th !!
SAVE THESE DATES!
VOC Flag Day
11th Annual VOC
Monday, June 14, 2005 Monday, June 27, 2005
(June 11 & 12, too!) at Penfield Country Club
Volunteers from businesses, organiza- Sponsors, golfers and rafﬂe prizes are
tions and schools are needed to cel- needed. Registration and lunch begin
ebrate Flag Day & collect contribu- at 11:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun
tions for Veterans Outreach Center. start at 1:00 p.m.
Please volunteer a few hours of your
time at a location convenient for you!
The scars of war are deep, life-altering and slow to heal. The Veterans Outreach Center
proactively reaches out to veterans in need who continue to suffer in silence—battling personal
wars that can be won, with our help. The VOC’s collaborative approach to treatment cares for the
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whole person; veterans receive the breadth of services needed to regain their mental, physical
and economic health, reconnect with themselves and society, and resume productive lives.
Special thanks to our major sponsor... Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 20.
For more information on these events, please call Marina at 585/546-1081
or email her at email@example.com!
cont’d from p. 17 Red Cross: Red Cross rep-
Front and Center wiches, pizzas, ice
cream, and other
resentatives are available in the
259th Replacement Company
snack items. Beer area (building number two) to
is served after assist you with immediate finan-
duty hours... cial problems and other emer-
shop: The Red Alert: Veterans Administration:
barber shop is Representatives from the
located directly Notification of VA are available in the 259th
to the rear of the Post a red alert will Replacement Company area
Exchange. Haircuts (building number twelve).
cost 35 piasters, about $.30 in be incoming artillery, They will give you information,
U. S. money... mortar rounds or one advice, and assistance covering
Laundry and Tailoring: all VA benefits to which you
Laundry and tailoring ser- long blast on the may be entitled.
vice is available in the barber post siren. Hit the
shop building. Laundry will be Alert Plan
returned no sooner than two ground immediately. If a In the event an alert should
days after received... drainage ditch is nearby, be called follow these instruc-
Medical Facilities: A well tions carefully and those given
equipped Medical and Dental move quickly into it. If by battalion cadre personnel.
Dispensary is located on the you are in the billets Yellow Alert: Notification
West side of the main formation will be three short blasts on the
area. Sick call is at 0900 hours crawl under a bed and alert siren, or by announcement
each morning. EM desiring to cover yourself with a over the PA system. If an alert is
go on sick call must contact called, go immediately to your
the First Sergeant of the 18th mattress. If available, assigned quarters and await fur-
Replacement Company. Officer pull your duffle bag in ther instructions.
personnel desiring to go on sick Red Alert: Notification of
call will report to the 381st close to you for added a red alert will be incoming
Orderly Room where transpor- protection. Remain where artillery, mortar rounds or one
tation to the dispensary will be long blast on the post siren. Hit
provided. Emergencies will be you are until given the the ground immediately. If a
treated on a 24 hour basis. all clear signal. In the drainage ditch is nearby, move
Movies: Movies for EM quickly into it. If you are in the
are shown each evening in the event of a ground attack billets crawl under a bed and
main formation area of the 18th (which is highly unlikely) cover yourself with a mattress.
Replacement Company at 1930 If available, pull your duffle bag
hours. Immediately preced- remain indoors and in close to you for added pro-
ing the feature presentation, a stay out of the way of tection. Remain where you are
40 minute orientation film “A until given the all clear sig-
cadre personnel who are
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Nation Builds Under Fire” will nal. In the event of a ground
be shown. This film is manda- trained and equipped to attack (which is highly unlikely)
tory for all casual personnel. A remain indoors and stay out
movie will also be shown nightly react to the situation. of the way of cadre personnel
at 1930 hours for officers in the who are trained and equipped to
20 officer orientation building. react to the situation.
Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 20
Mail to: Vietnam Veterans of America, 1199 E. Main Street, Rochester, NY 14609
Name: ________________________________ Date of Birth: _________________ Sex: M / F
Address: _______________________________ Home Phone: (_____) ____________________
City: __________________________________ Work Phone: (_____) ____________________
Zip: _______________ Country: ___________ E-mail Address: ___________________ W / H
Chapter # ________ (if known) ____________ Sponsor: _______________________________
I am not a Vietnam veteran, but I want to help Vietnam veterans and their families.
Please accept my donation: ________________ ❑ AVVA Membership
_______$10 _______$20 _______$50 _______Other ($_______)
Eligibility: Vietnam and Vietnam-era veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Military (for other than training
purposes) between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975 (in-country Vietnam), or between August 5, 1964 and May 7,
1975 (for Vietnam-era veterans). Return this application along with a copy of your DD214.
Term: _____ 1 year ($20) _____3 years ($50) _____ Life Membership: $250 (ages 49 and under)
$225 (ages 50-55)
$200 (ages 56-60)
$175 (ages 61-65)
$150 (ages 66 and over)
Payment Option: _______ Check _______ Money Order
VVA is a non-profit veterans service organization.
Programs and services are funded by member dues and public donations.
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Between the Lines is published monthly by something on disk, call the office (585-482-7396)
Chapter 20, Vietnam Veterans of America. The to check on compatibility. If you want your manu-
views and opinions expressed are not necessarily script returned, include a self-addressed envelope
those of Chapter 20, or the Vietnam Veterans of with postage. We reserve the right not to use mate-
America, its officers, board of directors, or the gen- rials we think are not appropriate for the publica-
eral membership. No subscription fee is charged for tion, and to edit for space and clarity. We’d also like
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this publication, and inclusion on the mailing list is to have a phone number as well as your name in
available on request. case there are any questions.
We welcome letters to the editor, poetry, origi- The deadline for submissions intended for a
nal articles, and suggestions. Submissions can be particular month’s issue is the 5th of the preceding
sent to: Between the Lines, 1199 E. Main Street,
Rochester, New York 14609. If you want to submit
month. If the 5th falls on a weekend or holiday, the
deadline is the first business day following the 5th. 21
at the Rochester Vietnam
Any past or present member of
Name: _______________________________________ the United States Armed Services,
Active or Reserve, is eligible. Simply
Address:______________________________________ ﬁll out and mail the completed form
City/Zip:______________________________________ to the Veterans Walk Committee
at PO Box 92402, Rochester, New
Phone: _______________________________________ York 14692.
The Veterans Walk Committee of Chapter 20, VVA want to thank you for your purchase of
a personalized, engraved paver brick. Each paver brick (4” x 8”) can have from one to three lines of
engraved information. The cost will be $50.00 per brick. Make checks or money order payable to:
VVA Chapter 20, Veterans Walk.
The engraved line(s) can include any of the following information:
• Full name
• Branch of service, rank PFC John Doe
• Dates of service (1967-1969, etc.) US Army
• Conflict (WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, etc.) 65-67 Vietnam
Please print the information you would like engraved on the brick below. (Maximum of 14 letters/
numbers, including spaces per line).
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When you return the completed form to the Veterans Walk Committee at
P.O. Box 92402,
Rochester, New York 14692,
please include your payment and “Proof of Service” for above recipient.
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 20
Numbers to Know
1199 E. Main Street, Rochester, NY 14609
(585) 482-7396 • Fax (585) 482-5513 • www.vva20.org
CHAPTER OFFICERS VETERANS ORGANIZATIONS AND INFORMATION
President: Nelson Peck ...........................723-6267 (h) Ira Jacobson American Legion Post #474 ..... 663-7030
1st Vice President: Nick DeLeo...............334-7043 (h) VA Clinic - 465 Westfall Road ..................... 463-2600
2nd Vice President: Rich Isaman.............594-8022 (h) Veterans Outreach Center ............................ 546-1081
Secretary: Pat Pudetti ..............................482-2387 (h) Vet Center .................................................... 232-5040
Treasurer: Bill Reddy ...............................227-1264 (h) Veterans Administration ........................ 800-827-1000
NYS Council....................................... 888-678-VETS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS Monroe County Veterans Service Agency ..... 274-6040
Dan Corona ............................................349-1828 (h) e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pete Galle ...............................................272-9873 (h) Veterans Benefits Hotline ...................... 800-827-1000
Wally Gekoski .........................................659-2563 (h) “Veterans Bill of Rights”........................ 800-342-3358
Tom Gleason ..........................................638-7805 (h) VA Hospital in Batavia ................................. 343-7500
Joe Harkness ...........................................889-9728 (h) VA Hospital in Buffalo................................. 834-9200
Dave Hooker...........................................544-8815 (h) VA Medical Center in Canandaigua ............. 394-2000
Meg Lewczyk .........................................381-3036 (h) VA Medical Center in Bath ................... 607-664-2111
Dick Oleksyn .........................................663-5255 (h) V.V. of America in Washington ........... 800-VVA-1316
Ralph Pascale ..........................................755-2560 (h) V.V. Memorial Fund “The Wall” ........... 202-393-0090
Marlin Plymette ......................................924-3859 (h) Nat.’l Lge. of Fam. MIA/POW Updates.. 202-223-6846
Jack Prinzing ..........................................624-4891 (h) Richards House ............................................ 506-9060
Skip Snell The Resource Center.................................... 546-4250
Stars & Stripes ............................................. 546-3524
Persian Gulf Vets, Inc. .................................. 385-4097
COMMITTEE CONTACTS Operation Welcome Home .......................... 234-4694
Agent Orange/Health Care ......Sue Oleksyn 663-5255
AVVA ..................................... Meg Lewczyk 381-3036 MISCELLANEOUS
Between The Lines .............Bruce McDaniel 482-5314 VVA 20 Thrift Store, LLC Mgmt., Ruth Close.....482-8036
Chaplain ................................ Tom Gleason 638-7805 email@example.com
Chapter Gear .....................Joseph Harkness 889-9728 VVA Vehicle Donation Pick-up, Cindy Rowley ....224-8484
Comm. Service/Pub. Affairs ....Jack Prinzing 624-4891 firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com
Constitution...............................Fred Elliott 288-5756 VVA Chapter 20, Pam Holmes .............................482-7396
Finance ....................................Rich Isaman 594-8022 PamHolmes@vva20.org
Historian ................................ Dave Hooker 544-8815
Marching Unit .......................... Ray Melens 392-2079 VVA CH. 20 BOARD OF DIRECTORS MTG. ATTENDANCE
Membership ........................... Ralph Pascale 755-2560 NAME 1/10 3/7 5/2 7/11 9/6 11/7
OWH Liaison .........................Sheri Corona 349-1828 President: Peck, Nelson X X
POW/MIA ................. Gail Bologna-Melens 392-2079 1st V. Pres: DeLeo, Nick X X
Scholarship................................Alice Popen 247-1024 2nd V. Pres: Isaman, Rich X X
Traveling Education Display ........Pete Galle 272-9873 Secretary: Pudetti, Pat X E
Veterans Affairs/Benefits............. Pat Pudetti 482-2387 Treasurer: Reddy, Bill E E
Veterans Walk ................... Chuck Macaluso 225-8288 Corona, Dan X E
Volunteer Coordinator ............. Kathy Stone 663-5638 Galle, Pete X X
Gekoski, Wally X X
Gleason, Tom X X
WEB SITES/E-MAIL ADDRESSES Harkness, Joe X X
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Veterans Widows International Network Hooker, Dave X X
firstname.lastname@example.org/vetwindows Lewczyk, Meg X X
NYS Department Health: Oleksyn, Dick X X
www.health.state.ny.us/nyvets Pascale, Ralph X E
Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Highland Park: Plymette, Marlin X X
www.vietnamemorial.org/grvvm1/ Prinzing, Jack E E
Operation Welcome Home:
www.operationwelcomehome.org X=Present E=Excused A=Absent
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Board of Directors Holocaust Birthday
Meeting Remembrance Day to Rusty Kurtz
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Mother’s Birthday Meeting Lilac Parade
Day to Fred Elliot 7:30 PM 10:30 AM
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
to Marlin Plymette
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
Irondequoit Memorial Day
Memorial Day Parade Highland Park
5:30 PM 1:00 PM
If you would like your Birthday or Anniversary included on the BTL calendar, please call the office at 482-7396 or E-mail email@example.com
Vietnam Veterans of America NON-PROFIT ORG.
Chapter 20, Rochester, NY Inc. U.S. POSTAGE
1199 E. Main Street PAID
Rochester, NY 14609 ROCHESTER, NY
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